Dickensian Christmas: Finsbury Square, London
Breath-taking scenery, sumptuous food, superior wines and mesmerising entertainment: the magic ingredients that will make ‘a Dickensian Christmas’ an unforgettable experience. Allow us to take you on a night to remember…
Set in the very surroundings where the man himself once walked, we have drawn inspiration from the romantic, nostalgic Dickensian times where a festive feast by candlelight, roaring fires and a celebration of good times promise a party like no other.
Making your way around the corner into Finsbury Square, you and your guests eagerly approach the warm and inviting entrance as it flickers in the shadows of “old London town” gaily lit by lanterns and the sound of carol singers. Welcomed warmly inside, you shake off glistening snowflakes, remove your hat and coat, and take in the wonderfully wistful sights, sounds and smells of Christmas past.
Enticed by the sound of joyful cheers and laughter, you are drawn into the heart of a bustling Dickensian street party. Mr Scrooge has been banished from this joyous scene, as the dancing cast takes to the stage to entertain excited revellers and passing platters of delicious canapés offer a taste of what is to come.
Dancing amidst the swirling fog, chimney sweeps appear to hop from one chimney pot to another as the music picks up the tempo and the dining room is revealed in all its splendour, with huge twinkling chandeliers hung from the starlit ceiling high above beautifully dressed dining tables. It is here, in Christmas present, that a lavish feast is served whilst the cast embarks on a spectacular show from the central stage. A dark Dickensian circus descends, and guests are treated like kings and queens as the performers dazzle and excite; aerial acts swing from the ceiling whilst dancers and acrobats fill the floor with a seething mass of energy and verve.
As dinner comes to an end, the real party lies in wait; the DJ beckons party-goers on to the dance floor for a night of non-stop party music and dancing. The performers pour into the audience and continue to dance with such abandon that no-one remains unaffected as they gesture willing participants to join them in dancing the night away. By the end of the night, the only thing left for anyone to wish for is more of the same, at Christmas yet to come…
Asian dumplings served with ponzu dipping sauce (v)
BBQ chicken and coriander empanadas
Smoked haddock and cheese tartlets with roasted cherry tomatoes
Grilled peppers Romesco on wafer thin crostini (v)
Mini hot dogs with caramelised onions and American mustard
Melted cheddar cheese and truffle sables (v)
Cheddar cheese soufflé with caramelised fig, red onion jam, rocket and pumpkin seed salad, and an apple cider vinaigrette (v)
Rosemary butter roasted breast of Cotswold chicken with caramelised white onion and sage purée, potato gratin, roast winter greens, and a thyme and red wine sauce
Risotto of roast Lancashire beetroot with caramelised onion and a red chicory salad (v)
Sticky toffee, orange and date pudding with dark chocolate ice cream and salted caramel fudge sauce
Upgrade: A selection of Fine Cheeses
Cheese-lovers will rejoice at this varied selection of robust and excellent cheeses from across the British Isles and beyond. This decadent cheese board is the perfect way to end your sumptuous Christmas banquet. Served with crisp artisan biscuits and sweet homemade ale chutney.
– £45.00 per table –
* Special dietary requirements other than vegetarians will be catered for separately
Please note we cannot guarantee our meals are 100% free from traces of nuts. The menu does not contain any alcohol. Dietary requirements notified in advance will be catered for. Kosher meals available for extra charge
Dates & Prices
Friday 06 December 2019
Thursday 12 December 2019
Friday 13 December 2019
Thursday 19 December 2019
Friday 20 December 2019
All groups must be for a minimum of 8 people.
All prices are per person & subject to VAT
Exclusive Hire is available. Please get in touch for more information.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Mini and the Cornucopia Events™ team on +44 (0)871 288 3965 or +44 (0)7863 240 513.